Report: Obama told Netanyahu there’d be no surprises in the speech; Update: Not a surprise?

posted at 4:46 pm on May 19, 2011 by Allahpundit

Was there a surprise in the speech? Bibi certainly seems to think so, but 1967 borders have been endorsed by prominent U.S. officials before — sort of:

“The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps,” the U.S. president said, referring to what are official known as the 1949 Armistice lines, “so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states.”

That’s one step further the position outlined by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in April at the U.S.-Islamic World Forum in Washington, when she called for such an outcome to be the product of negotiations: “We believe that through good-faith negotiations, the parties can mutually agree on an outcome which ends the conflict and reconciles the Palestinian goal of an independent and viable state based on the 1967 lines, with agreed swaps, and the Israeli goal of a Jewish state with secure and recognized borders that reflect subsequent developments and meet Israeli security requirements.”

Jeffrey Goldberg scoffs at the uproar and notes that 1967 has been the U.S. model for a good 12 years. Maybe that’s why The One didn’t give Tel Aviv a heads up? He wasn’t ignoring them, he just didn’t realize that they’d perceive his endorsement as a significant step and a bona fide surprise. Smart power:

“It certainly was a difficult decision, but ultimately the president determined that a call for reform in the Middle East and an American proscription for engagement with the Arab nations would seem hollow if [Obama] did not provide direction on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as well,” Wexler said…

The Israelis were surprised by the remarks as well. The Netanyahu government had been assured of no surprises in the speech, especially since Obama is set to meet with the prime minister in Washington Friday and address the policy conference of AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobbying group, on Sunday. Obama’s remarks were not only a surprise, but “not a very good one,” one Israeli official said.

Some of Israel’s supporters saw the remarks as unhelpful.

Reaction to the speech on Twitter among some of the strongest Israel supporters I read was actually quite positive, thanks mainly to O’s Bushian championing of democracy and liberal values over realpolitik. Check out the passage about a third of the way down that begins with, “We support a set of universal rights.” I can almost hear Dubya’s Texas twang. In the Middle East itself, reaction is … less positive, notwithstanding the bit about Israel’s borders — which is proof, I guess, of how it’s really not a big deal after all. Follow that last link and sample some of the brutal quotes from Arabs reminding The One that decades spent supporting cretins like Mubarak and Ben Ali can’t be undone so easily. A taste, referring to his wildly overhyped speech in Egypt two years ago: “The overwhelming sense was one of deja vu. I kept waiting for Cairo II, but all I heard was Cairo I.”

What’s so odd about this speech is that it was designed to ingratiate the U.S. with the democratic movements driving the Arab Spring, with Bin Laden’s killing an obvious pivot point. The age of 9/11 is over, I took him to be saying, and now the golden age of liberalization can begin. That’s why he spent 35 minutes encouraging young Arabs to confront the cultural and political pathologies that have kept them oppressed. But rather than leave it at that and let that idea hopefully resonate, he inexplicably segued in the last 10 minutes to the endless Israeli/Palestinian bugaboo and ended up totally swamping his central message with a headline-grabbing bit about the ’67 borders. The Times is actually leading with that part, even though it came at the very end and was practically an afterthought. Which it deserved to be: As Mitch Daniels(!) correctly noted in an interview today, one of the important lessons about the Arab Spring is how irrelevant the Palestinian issue has been to it. Arab leaders looooove to demagogue the “suffering in Gaza” as a distraction from their own corruption, but Egyptians are more worried about jobs and cheap bread. Rather than stick to those latter concerns, though, The One couldn’t resist wading into the former — and inexplicably (inadvertently?) refocused the whole takeaway of the speech in the process. Madness.

Update: A nice catch from Hot Air alum Bryan Preston. A major Israeli paper, Yedioth Ahronoth, reported two days ago that Obama would publicly endorse the 1967 borders. Bibi’s “surprise” may simply be surprise that O didn’t relent after Israel asked him to remove that passage from the text.


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@SarahPalinUSA

steebo77 on May 19, 2011 at 7:39 PM

I love it! She’s the only one that will take the president and democrats to task. Everyone else is too afraid of losing their job to say what needs to be said.

Sarah Palin’s GOP School of Dewussification

BruthaMan on May 19, 2011 at 7:47 PM

This will not end well at all.

carbon_footprint on May 19, 2011 at 7:47 PM

I am just totally appalled at this speech today. My complete disgust and loathing of Obama is dangerously approaching an acid hate for this man. He is so completely dishonorable. Words fail me.

karenhasfreedom on May 19, 2011 at 7:48 PM

@SarahPalinUSA

Dear Mr. President, please allow our ally, PM Netanyahu, to respectfully arrive through the front door this time. Thanks,Concerned Americans

44 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

steebo77 on May 19, 2011 at 7:39 PM

steebo77:Most excellent,thanks for the linky!

canopfor on May 19, 2011 at 7:49 PM

I’m more worried about the 201X borders.

1967? That’s so sixties and seventies….

TheBigOldDog on May 19, 2011 at 7:53 PM

@SarahPalinUSA

Dear Mr. President, please allow our ally, PM Netanyahu, to respectfully arrive through the front door this time. Thanks,Concerned Americans

44 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

steebo77 on May 19, 2011 at 7:39 PM

steebo77:Most excellent,thanks for the linky!

canopfor on May 19, 2011 at 7:49 PM

BOOM tha tnightstick should be classified as a deadly weapon….

unseen on May 19, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Now I know why he wanted Bin Laden taken out. He wants to be President of Al-Queda too….America’s first Joooo hating President. Ooooff!!! I forgot about Jimmuh Cahtah…

adamsmith on May 19, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Well I think we all now know what was on that Tape the La times wouldn’t release before the election now don’t we.

unseen on May 19, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Great video here demonstrating that the “1967 borders” are literally indefensible:

Israel’s Critical Security Needs for a Viable Peace

mudskipper on May 19, 2011 at 5:18 PM

I wonder: does the Israeli/Palestinian problem exist because Israel did not enforce a government on the occupied territories after 1967?

Count to 10 on May 19, 2011 at 7:59 PM

I wonder what the yiddish word for F*ck OFF is.

44Magnum on May 19, 2011 at 8:05 PM

I wonder what the yiddish word for F*ck OFF is.

44Magnum on May 19, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Shtupn Avek

Cody1991 on May 19, 2011 at 8:16 PM

I have no idea what the hell Ed and Allah are talking about. This Israeli website would seem to believe that Obama has called for Israel to withdraw to the borders before the 1967 war, not after, and that Israel is telling Obama to go fu*k himself.

And they are very clearly indicating that this is a change in policy. I am confused that so many people have differing ideas about what O’Bozo said and what he meant, and what U.S. policy was before the speech.

Jaibones on May 19, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Least anyone thing that Hussein Obama is reprising the role of Neville Chamberlain, he is not. To think so would be a great mistake. He is reprising the role of Adolf Eichmann.

HalJordan on May 19, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Meanwhile…………………………………
=========

Released: May 17, 2011

Obama’s Challenge in the Muslim World
Arab Spring Fails to Improve U.S. Image
****************************************

Overview
———

As President Obama prepares to make a major address on the tumultuous changes spreading throughout the Middle East, a new survey finds that the rise of pro-democracy movements has not led to an improvement in America’s image in the region. Instead, in key Arab nations and in other predominantly Muslim countries, views of the U.S. remain negative, as they have been for nearly a decade. Indeed, in Jordan, Turkey and Pakidstan, views are even more negative than they were one year ago.

(More…with Poll Numbers)

http://pewglobal.org/2011/05/17/arab-spring-fails-to-improve-us-image/

canopfor on May 19, 2011 at 8:28 PM

I have no idea what the hell Ed and Allah are talking about.
Jaibones on May 19, 2011 at 8:16 PM

I appreciate Ed and Allah’s caution. I don’t think any of us expected Obama to spew this level of hatred toward our allies.

txhsmom on May 19, 2011 at 8:28 PM

“The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps,” the U.S. president said, referring to what are official known as the 1949 Armistice lines

So this really means the 1949 lines. In other words, Herr Hussein Obama wants Israel to submit to it’s own extermination. Holocaust II.

HalJordan on May 19, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Madness.

No, not madness. Foolishness, silliness, and gross incompetence from a jacka** who can’t distinguish anti-Semitic propaganda and moronic liberal talking points from rational foreign policy.

Obama and his crew of liberal numbskulls have proven that liberal understanding of foreign policy in general and the Middle East in particular is completely out of touch with reality. Surprise!

novaculus on May 19, 2011 at 8:31 PM

The Mufti and the Führer

In 1941, Haj Amin al-Husseini fled to Germany and met with Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Joachim Von Ribbentrop and other Nazi leaders. He wanted to persuade them to extend the Nazis’ anti-Jewish program to the Arab world.
(cont’d)

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/muftihit.html

Who is Haj Amin al-Husseini?

Appointed Mufti of Jerusalem by the British in 1921, Haj Amin al-Husseini was the most prominent Arab figure in Palestine during the Mandatory period. Al-Husseini was born in Jerusalem in 1893, and went on to serve in the Ottoman Army during World War I. Anti-British and anti-Jewish, the mufti was the key nationalist figure among Muslims in Palestine. Fearful that increased Jewish immigration to Palestine would damage Arab standing in the area, the mufti engineered the bloody riots against Jewish settlement in 1929 and 1936.

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/mufti.html

BO know who his target audience is, and he knows exactly what he’s doing. He’s been indoctrinated his entire life to hate this country, and he didn’t spend 20+ years with Jerry Wright for nothing. He claims Wright as his mentor, and you bet he was paying attention. BLT is not only Marxist but in most instances anti-semitic.

BO isn’t an original thinker. He isn’t brilliant. He is a Marxist, anti semitic bigot following the party line. He sees himself and all of his pals as victims who must punish anyone they presume to be their “oppressors.”

Thanks to the MSM and all the stupid, brain washed drones in this country, this miscreant is now inhabiting the White House.

Cody1991 on May 19, 2011 at 8:42 PM

The Indefensible 1967 borders.

The borders that give back Golan to be used as an artillery/rocket platform to strike at all of Israel.

The borders that allowed even a miserably trained and Soviet-equipped Arab army to come close to destroying Israel.

Of course now, with US equipment and training assistance, the Egyptian army is much more dangerous, and the shorter ground they would need to cover if this idiocy stands would almost assure the destruction of Israel.

A few people I’ve been talking to at work (Millenialists, essentially) believe that Obama is the American leader who will betray Israel to her enemies and bring on Armageddon, either now or after a second term is assured.

Combine that with the belief by Ahmadinejad and others in the Middle East in the imminent return of the ‘hidden’* imam, AND you can throw in the Mayan calendar, too, and things are not looking too good for mankind in general, and Israel in particular.

I wonder what the face of an enraged Yahweh will look like?

*(In hiding because he is probably busy f___ing a goat to produce even more demons.)

Siddhartha Vicious on May 19, 2011 at 8:44 PM

“The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps,” the U.S. president said, referring to what are official known as the 1949 Armistice lineshttp://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/05/19/obama_alters_us_policy_tells_israel_to_start_with_67_borders

If this report is correct, it means the lines at the start of 1967, not at the end of 1967 – so this would really mean the 1949 lines. In other words, Herr Hussein Obama wants Israel to submit to it’s own extermination. Holocaust II. Even if this report is incorrect and Obama really meant the lines at the end of 1967, can anyone seriously believe it would stop there? Not anyone with the least understanding of the Palestinian, Arab, Muslim and Husein Obama mind.

HalJordan on May 19, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Why do I keep thinking Israel is toast?

antisocial on May 19, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Hey, remember during the campaign when Obama told AIPAC “Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided”? Ah, the memories …

CanadianMelB on May 19, 2011 at 8:47 PM

There’s a Youtube video going around from 2008 of Pastor Manning predicting that Obama would broker a deal to throw Israel under the bus in exchange for Osama.

RedRedRice on May 19, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Why should Israel give anything to the Palis? Whatever they have been given they turn into a sh1thole anyway and start launching rockets because they are being oppressed.

darwin-t on May 19, 2011 at 8:51 PM

I wonder, do Muslims cling to their guns and religion too?

BobMbx on May 19, 2011 at 8:52 PM

look is that FL turning Red? why yes, yes I think it is….And look over there is that Wall street funding the RNC yes, yes I think it is.

Obama will not met his billion $ unless the muslim brotherhood kicks some cash in.

unseen on May 19, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Well, well, well…let’s see how much love there is in 2012 for O by the American Jew…

They sure loved him in 2008…

PatriotRider on May 19, 2011 at 8:58 PM

BHO is so small. Such a tiny speck in the larger realm.

Key West Reader on May 19, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Obama will not met his billion $ unless the muslim brotherhood kicks some cash in.

unseen on May 19, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Um. He just forgave Egypt’s debt and promised $1B in funding for the Moslem Brotherhood. Today, in history: May 19, 2011 at 12:49pm EST.

Key West Reader on May 19, 2011 at 9:01 PM

I wonder, do Muslims cling to their guns and religion too?

BobMbx on May 19, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Moslem clinging to gun and religion/islam – good
Americans clinging to gun and religion/Christianity – bad.

/Come on, get on board!

Key West Reader on May 19, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Time for Osama Obama’s impeachment trial date to be set. When his pro-Muzzie regime destroys Israel, he’ll have only one civilized Western nation to finish destroying, and he’s already well along with his his plans to do so.

I know Ed will bring the light of reason and hands-across-the-aisle to this issue, but the time for acting is growing short. Someone has to have the Dangling Courage Units to say “this far and no farther,” even if it’s not in the nicey-nice spirit of good political “optics.”

Sadly, I don’t think anyone will. Certainly not the drooling sycophants who worship the Traitor-in-Chief, and apparently none of the so-called conservatives, all of whom are scared to death of being perceived as “racist” or something.

The blood of Israel will be on our collective hands if we remain silent while the foul criminal in the White House dispenses largesse to our enemies and destroys our friends.

MrScribbler on May 19, 2011 at 9:19 PM

From Allen West “President Obama has not stood for Israel or the Jewish people and has made it clear where the United States will stand when Palestine attempts to gain recognition of statehood by the United Nations. The President should focus on the real obstacle to security- the Palestinian leadership and its ultimate goal to eliminate Israel and the Jewish people.”

Schadenfreude on May 19, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Col. West has it right as to the ultimate goal of Hamas. As a Jewish conservative Republican, I knew Obama was no friend of Israel, yet my fellow Jewish family and friends still blindly followed him.
My district is next to Col. West and represented by Rep. Ted Deutch, who is Jewish and won by a landslide. He was with a bipartisan group last month in Tel Aviv and stated the following:

The Palestinian Authority has chosen an alliance with violence and extremism over the democratic values that Israel represents. The United States should not aid an entity whose members seek the destruction of the State of Israel and continue to fire rockets and mortars at innocent Israeli children. If the Palestinian Authority follows through on this decision, American law dictates that U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority will end.

I am waiting on his statement as well as Debbie Wasserman-Schultz in response to President’s statement today.

LadyGator88 on May 19, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Why do I keep thinking Israel is toast?

antisocial on May 19, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Israel could go down, but if they do they will do us a favor and take a few arab countries down with them, and maybe even Iran.

slickwillie2001 on May 19, 2011 at 9:28 PM

Um. He just forgave Egypt’s debt and promised $1B in funding for the Moslem Brotherhood. Today, in history: May 19, 2011 at 12:49pm EST.

Key West Reader on May 19, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Okay, just catching up – is this accurate? Because I think we should all consider ourselves absolved of any requirement to pay our taxes ever again.

I’m so ready for the shooting to start, really.

Midas on May 19, 2011 at 9:29 PM

I appreciate Ed and Allah’s caution. I don’t think any of us expected Obama to spew this level of hatred toward our allies.

txhsmom on May 19, 2011 at 8:28 PM

Speak for yourself. Why anyone would *not* expect this as a matter of routine now is beyond me, and simply means you’re not paying attention.

Midas on May 19, 2011 at 9:33 PM

I appreciate Ed and Allah’s caution. I don’t think any of us expected Obama to spew this level of hatred toward our allies.

txhsmom on May 19, 2011 at 8:28 PM

Understanding BLT (Black Liberation Theology) is the key. BO attended a church that preached it for over 20 yrs. Those ties go to his Harvard law professors, Pigford vs. Vilsack and so many, many other things.

Once one starts the research, it all falls together and makes sense. Unfortunately some of the information has been scrubbed from the net.

Everything about BO makes sense. He is what he is, and it isn’t good for the US or Isreal.

Cody1991 on May 19, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Midas on May 19, 2011 at 9:33 PM

I assure you I am paying attention. I didn’t expect Obama to say this publicly and it looks like a lot of other commenters are amazed he actually said what he believes out loud.

txhsmom on May 19, 2011 at 9:53 PM

Obama is a jerk!

MCGIRV on May 19, 2011 at 10:10 PM

I am waiting on his statement as well as Debbie Wasserman-Schultz in response to President’s statement today.
LadyGator88 on May 19, 2011 at 9:24 PM

She’s totally and fanatically dedicated to her primary religion-leftism.
She’ll follow Chicago jesus into the bunker.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 19, 2011 at 10:39 PM

I think that Elliott Abrams sums up O’s speech quite well.
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/267700/obama-s-empty-speech-elliott-abrams

onlineanalyst on May 19, 2011 at 10:45 PM

Obama is simply despicable. Pakistanis hide OBL and they are rewarded with cash? Israel is an ally, they are rewarded with hatred and the political equivalant of death threats.

clnurnberg on May 19, 2011 at 11:43 PM

If this is Obama’s idea of restoring America’s reputation in the world, I’d hate to see what he thinks would do it real damage.

He proves on a daily basis how he is as unprepared and unqualified for the job as I expected two years ago..

Scrappy on May 20, 2011 at 12:08 AM

ended up totally swamping his central message with a headline-grabbing bit about the ’67 border

This. What a moron.

John the Libertarian on May 20, 2011 at 12:45 AM

Dear Obama, Clinton, Power, Soros, et al.,

Mene, Mene, Tekel u-Pharsin.

Shy Guy on May 20, 2011 at 1:22 AM

He’s an ideologue! Truth, fact or history has no meaning to this guy. He is a very dangerous man. Israelis and Jews should know that that have NO friends at the White House or the US State Dept.

shorebird on May 20, 2011 at 1:25 AM

Terrorists will be emboldened. People will die. Obama will golf.
Barack Hitler Obama needs to go.

Ronnie on May 20, 2011 at 3:19 AM

I realize the NAZI label gets thrown about quite a bit these days, but if ever an American President were reminiscent of Hitler, this would be the one. Netanyahu should tell the little corporal to “Go to Hell”.

HalJordan on May 20, 2011 at 6:20 AM

I wonder what the yiddish word for F*ck OFF is.

44Magnum on May 19, 2011 at 8:05 PM

lech lehizdayen…that’s in Hebrew…

jimver on May 20, 2011 at 6:23 AM

and eugene robinson defending dear leader on morning joe….pathetic

cmsinaz on May 20, 2011 at 7:27 AM

and now david gregory defending dear leader…

sounding more pathetic

cmsinaz on May 20, 2011 at 7:30 AM

The age of 9/11 is over ? Only in Obama’s fucking dreams.

He may want to poll the millions of murderous islamic extremists on that position. I don’t think he’ll get much of a positive response.

deadrody on May 20, 2011 at 7:50 AM

Well, well, well…let’s see how much love there is in 2012 for O by the American Jew…
They sure loved him in 2008…
PatriotRider on May 19, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Any Jew who votes for the terrorist in the White House next year should be deported to the Mid-East.

LODGE4 on May 20, 2011 at 7:55 AM

My take.

kingsjester on May 20, 2011 at 7:56 AM

kingsjester on May 20, 2011 at 7:56 AM

it makes you miss W more each day…history should be very kind to him (if the libs are no longer at the helm)

thanks KJ

cmsinaz on May 20, 2011 at 8:07 AM

You’re welcome.

kingsjester on May 20, 2011 at 8:08 AM

Blithering, platitudinous nonsense evidently intended for J Street or some such (is there an Iran Lobby?) , unless Obama really relishes this swill. The fantasy that the ME would be anything resembling sweetness and light but for the Arab-Israel conflict is such transparent hogwash only a lunatic could down it with gusto, and even plenty of streetwise Arabs probably gag at the thought of cannibalizing the one country that still frightens their own enemies. Of course there are plenty of people who simply dislike Netanyahu and his supporters for various personal reasons, for whom this dreck is caviar.

Seth Halpern on May 20, 2011 at 9:39 AM

Obamas heart, from his muslim father, is in doing his part for the destruction of Israel. As each of Israel’s enemies, including obama, play their part, and ten thousand years of histroy repeats again, war and destruction will come to them (and us) instead.

How many Americans will follow him into the bunker, and how many will be left outside?

Rea1ityCheck on May 20, 2011 at 10:06 AM

WTF, according to the official White House schedule, Obama and Netanyahu were supposed to meet the press at 12:05pm. I hope this means Bibi is tearing Zero a new a-h!

shanimal on May 20, 2011 at 12:41 PM

I am sure it was no surprise to Netenyahu that Obama sided with its enemies and threw them under the proverbial bus.

easyt65 on May 20, 2011 at 12:48 PM

If Israel must agree to return the borders to Pre-6 Day War status….does that eman that the US, UK, France, and Germany have to return Europe’s borders to their Pre-WWII status?! If I was Nety, I would tell Obama just as soon as that happens he would be glad to agree to following suit. I guess ‘to the victor goe the spoils’ only applies to France, UK, Russia, and the US. ‘To the LOSER go the spoils’ applies to Israel?! Whatever…+

easyt65 on May 20, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Perhaps if Barry had demanded Palestine remove their call for Israel’s destruction from their Charter 1st before agreeing to pressure Israel to do anything thismight have made more sense.

Just curious, if Mexico start lobbing rockets into Texas, do you think the US would be as willing to embrace the same amount of retraint and tolerance we demand Israel should when they get hit with rockets from Palestenians?! I would give it 6 – 8 hours tops before parts of Mexico would be a smoking hole!

easyt65 on May 20, 2011 at 12:55 PM

I calle bull. After the meeting today, it’s apparent this is a play put on by Bibi and Obama to convince the Palestinians they have a friend in Obama, someone on their side that is the leader of the USA.

This play has been preformed before, …Carter has been doing it since he left office.

LeeSeneca on May 20, 2011 at 1:12 PM

President Obama’s speech yesterday had a built-in applause line on the May 1 killing of Osama bin Laden.

And after years of war against al Qaeda and its affiliates, we have dealt al Qaeda a huge blow by killing its leader, Osama bin Laden.
[Pause. Silence.]

No one in the crowded Benjamin Franklin Room at the State Department applauded.
Gutsy!

J_Crater on May 20, 2011 at 2:01 PM

I am sure it was no surprise to Netenyahu that Obama sided with its enemies and threw them under the proverbial bus.

easyt65 on May 20, 2011 at 12:48 PM

That bus has to be three-stories off of the ground by now.

At Least his Racist Reverend is on the bottom of the pile.

Tim_CA on May 20, 2011 at 3:07 PM

If your authoritative source is The Atlantic and Jeffrey Goldberg, it explains a lot, really.

Adjoran on May 20, 2011 at 3:19 PM

Uh, is the staff around here asleep? Where is the big blinking title about THE B SLAP HEARD AROUND THE WORLD. It is so delicious to see the child in the WH get his pants pulled down and whipped in front of the whole world. The only man in the room-Bibi.

jistincase on May 20, 2011 at 3:26 PM

Where is the big blinking title about THE B SLAP HEARD AROUND THE WORLD.

Cap’n Ed is getting the orders of the day from Admiral Jeffrey Goldberg on how to spin it.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 20, 2011 at 3:56 PM

That smackdown was so delicious it should probably be illegal.

mudskipper on May 20, 2011 at 4:17 PM

Perhaps if Barry had demanded Palestine remove their call for Israel’s destruction from their Charter 1st before agreeing to pressure Israel to do anything thismight have made more sense.

Just curious, if Mexico start lobbing rockets into Texas, do you think the US would be as willing to embrace the same amount of retraint and tolerance we demand Israel should when they get hit with rockets from Palestenians?! I would give it 6 – 8 hours tops before parts of Mexico would be a smoking hole!

easyt65 on May 20, 2011 at 12:55 PM

You might want to first, remember who we have in the white house as CinC – and do a quick rethink of that supposition.

I’d bet dollars to donuts that D’OHbama would fold like a cheap (empty) suit and just issue a “stern letter of rebuke”; and then rub whining to the UN. (Or he’d just give the Southwest to mexico “in the interest of peace”.)

Solaratov on May 20, 2011 at 5:12 PM

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